Man Utd could move to sign £100million attacking midfielder in January – Report

James Maddison England debut

Manchester United have been linked with James Maddison for some time and now, the England international is once again in the lime light.

According to latest reports going on in the media, Man Utd could move to sign the Leicester City attacking midfielder in January.

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According to The Athletic, though winter is considered a difficult period to do business, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has prioritized purchasing two midfielders and a center forward in January and the names of James Maddison and Erling Haaland have been mentioned. Our focus is on the former Norwich City player, who is valued at around £100million.

He joined the Foxes last year and had an impressive debut Premier League campaign in which he scored 7 goals and provided 7 assists. He can strike the ball well from distance and scored three goals from direct free-kicks last term.

This season, Leicester City are flying high in the Premier League (2nd place) and the 23-year-old attacking midfielder has been excellent under the management of Brendan Rodgers. In all competitions, he has so far started 16 games in the current campaign and directly contributed in 10 goals (7 goals and 3 assists).

The former Liverpool manager has utilized the youngster in several midfield and attacking positions. So, someone like Maddision would surely improve the squad at Old Trafford taking into consideration that Solskjaer lacks quality and depth in the midfield and the attack.

In the summer, Man Utd made Maguire the most expensive defender in the history of the game and the Foxes replaced him by signing Soyuncu for cheap. Now, the 2015-16 PL champions are 14 points above the Red Devils after 16 league fixtures.

Reports suggest (talkSPORT) that Maddison is happy and on the verge of signing a new contract with Leicester. In your view, can United convince the Foxes to part with their prized asset in January for a fee of £100million?

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